Windows Server Competitors and Alternatives

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Consultant
senior managed consultant at a tech services company
Feb 06 2018

What do you think of Oracle Linux?

Primary Use Case Ksplice is a really cool feature. The availability is maximized because it can be patched without downtime. Oracle Linux provides free Ksplice. • Improvements to My Organization Productivity has improved as it is easier to deploy and use. In particular, various open source packages can be more easily installed and managed, and systematically maintained. • Valuable Features Ksplice is a really cool feature. The availability is maximized because it can be patched without downtime. Oracle Linux provides free Ksplice. • Room for Improvement I hope you have a built-in package to visualize your performance and analysis tools. I can install and use the open-source tools, but I hope to use the proven packages. • Use of Solution More than five years. •...
CentOS
Real User
Applications & Systems Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 03 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

Valuable Features Command Line Cost Ease of maintenance With Linux, you can do a lot on the command line. Once a Linux server has been built, it tends to be stable with no performance leakage. • Improvements to My Organization Scalability Security Performance • Room for Improvement I would like it to be more intuitive. There could be better help facilities. However, I guess the GUI can be fairly intuitive. • Stability Issues I did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues I did not encounter any issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate the level of technical as OK. • Previous Solutions We uses Windows before. • Initial Setup The setup was complex initially. However, once we overcame the...
Canonical
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The package manager is easy to use & the OS supports a lot of hardware that enabled us to bring back to life old equipment and do more with less. Its ability to manage thousands of servers seamlessly using Landscape reduces the TCO by a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have developed an internal Document Management System around Ubuntu and MySQL, which came at no extra cost and our efficiency has improved dramatically. We now scan and save all our documents and correspondence.

What needs improvement?

As a product, I can't think of anything much because we are yet to fully utilize the product and it has met all our expectations. The technical training is the one that needs to be updated regularly and also engagement of more technical... more»

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